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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/311030020 In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240068 When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240068 Scoopdeck: Blue Angel buzzes Golden Gate Bridge http://blogs.militarytimes.com/scoopdeck/2014/10/24/that-was-a-close-one-blue-angel-buzzes-golden-gate-bridge/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:08:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240053 Army announces sgt., staff sgt. selections for November http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/CAREERS02/310240058 These Regular Army soldiers are eligible for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on Nov. 1, based on their accomplishments under the cutoff scores system, the Army announced Friday: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:01:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/CAREERS02/310240058 Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS05/310240067 The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS05/310240067 U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240064 The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240064 Vehicle shipper still at odds with subcontractor http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/BENEFITS07/310240066 A month after the end of the peak moving season, troubles continue for International Auto Logistics, the new contractor that is responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/BENEFITS07/310240066 Transgender troops say they want to serve openly http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240056 The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240056 Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/310240065 The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/310240065 Air Force review shows 50 airmen can remain on active duty http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/CAREERS02/310240062 Fifty airmen who were told that they must separate by Jan. 31 have been offered the option of remaining on active-duty, Air Force officials said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:10:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/CAREERS02/310240062 Report: Army discriminated against transgender civilian worker http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240063 The Army discriminated against a former soldier working at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, who transitioned from male to female, according to a federal report released Thursday, by improperly barring her from the female restroom and allowing employees to refer Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240063 Destroyer CO sacked after Philippines canoe collision http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240061 A week after the Philippine media reported that the destroyer Stethem had run over a small canoe near Subic Bay, the ship's skipper has been fired. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240061 Wyoming officials question missile cleanup plan http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240060 Environmental quality regulators in Wyoming say pollution levels have increased at a retired Atlas missile site east of Cheyenne. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240060 Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS04/310240059 The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS04/310240059 Commentary: Opportunities for veterans abound in agriculture http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS01/310240057 Veterans have sacrificed dearly to keep this country safe. Every day, they confront and triumph over those that threaten our national security. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS01/310240057 Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240055 Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240055 Air Force jet in Houston reports smoke in cockpit http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240049 A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240049 Ex-sailor injures NYC policeman with hatchet http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/310240052 A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a former sailor wielding a hatchet remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/310240052 After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240046 A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:02:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240046 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240051 The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:22:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240051 Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240050 France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240050 Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240048 A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:26:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240048 Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240047 The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240047 U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230062 The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230062 Hackers face off this weekend to solve Air Force's cyber challenges http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230059 Even as national cybersecurity awareness month comes to a close, the Air Force is producing an event that will bring all kinds of hackers together to test their best coding skills. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230059 After delay in Philippines, 31st MEU heads back to Japan http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230063 The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is headed back to Okinawa, Japan, after the unit was ordered to stay in the Philippines while officials investigated the alleged slaying of a local transgender person. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230063 New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230050 NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230050 Army medical lab joining Ebola fight in West Africa http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230057 An Army medical laboratory designed to detect battlefield contaminants is joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa and will be deploying next week, according to an Army announcement. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:07:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230057 Virginia subs to get berthing changes for female crew http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230049 Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230049 Possible Ebola case in New York City http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230066 The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230066 First weapons crew certified on F-35A http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230043 The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230043 U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230065 U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:43:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230065 KFC touts new all-meat sandwich in South Korea http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230058 This could be the best reason yet to be assigned to South Korea. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230058 U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230064 After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation - and a sense of apprehension. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230064 Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230035 As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:21:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230035 Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230046 The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat 'V' device last week for heroism in Afghanistan. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230046 Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230055 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:16:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230055 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230061 The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230061 PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230036 There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230036 Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230060 A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must 'sound an alarm' to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230060 'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230040 The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230040 Army announced November officer promotions http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/CAREERS03/310230039 Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 2 through colonel in November. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/CAREERS03/310230039 N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS02/310230056 The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS02/310230056 Guantanamo prisoners protest use of female guards http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230054 The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230054 Meet the White House guard dogs http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230053 You may be familiar with Sunny and Bo, the Obama's family pets. But meet Hurricane and Jordan, two of the White House's protectors. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230053 U.S.: Iraq says troops will go on offensive http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230052 The U.S. Defense Department says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:57:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230052 Lawmaker uses Canadian case to criticize Obama http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230051 The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee used Canadian leaders' response to the Ottawa shootings to take his own swipe at President Obama on Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:55:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230051 Ask the Lawyer: Be careful when, to whom you admit drug use http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230044 Q. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230044 Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS/310230047 Only about one in 25 veterans offered free credit monitoring in the wake of Veterans Affairs Department security breaches has signed up for the service, a figure that VA officials call disappointingly low. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS/310230047 U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230045 For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230045 Mission Family: Survivors' education clearinghouse inspired by student's pain, drive http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/OFFDUTY03/310230042 If you're a member of the military community, you know all too well the variety of struggles that the lifestyle can bring. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:55:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/OFFDUTY03/310230042 Tricare Help: TFL and skilled nursing home care http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230041 Q. My father is an 82-year-old Korean War veteran and military retiree. He is in a skilled nursing home but has exhausted his Medicare coverage. He's very ill, with four compression fractures, liver cancer and dementia. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:46:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230041 Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife's death http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230038 Bail has been set at $1 million for a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230038 Washington VA doctor accused of child rape http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230037 Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230037 CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220075 The Navy's top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard - a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:03:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220075 Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220073 An former Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220073 John McCain calls Navy 2-star an 'idiot' during interview http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220065 Sen. John McCain, a retired naval aviator, has a history of confronting military leaders he feels have fallen short. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220065 CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220069 A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the last few years of his career helping fellow wounded warriors was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220069 Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220077 A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220077 Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220080 A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220080